Glasswing International’s programs are sustained by the commitment of its tens of thousands of community volunteers who are involved in all of our programs. Volunteerism not only adds economic value to our projects, but also creates social value, allowing individuals to recognize their own potential to make a positive difference in their community. Parents, teachers, students, and other community members volunteer in our “makeovers” to revitalize and rehabilitate public spaces such as parks, libraries, daycare centers, health-care facilities, and public schools, as well as serve as role models and leaders to spearhead our after-school and vocational programs. Our volunteer initiatives strengthen communication and trust, build resiliency, and generate a greater sense of hope within communities. To date, we have mobilized more than 98,000 volunteers in seventeen countries. Along with our volunteer initiatives, we also implement programs that train and equip community members with the tools and skills that enable them to thrive. Whether through workforce development, nutritional training, or parent/teacher coaching, individuals are encouraged and empowered to play proactive roles in mapping a more positive road for themselves and their communities.